Strategic Innovation Fund

The La Trobe University Strategic Innovation Fund is an early stage investment fund that makes proof of concept, seed and follow-on investments in the intellectual property developed at La Trobe.

The $5 million Fund has been established by the Vice-Chancellor to help maximise the economic, social or cultural impact derived from the research and teaching conducted at La Trobe. Applications to the Fund are open to all current La Trobe staff members, students and to company founders engaged with the La Trobe Accelerator Program.

Specifically, the goals of the Strategic Innovation Fund are to:

  • Assist in developing proof of concept for opportunities developed at La Trobe through its research and teaching activities and through the La Trobe Accelerator Program
  • Assist in preparing, publishing, distributing and licencing of literary or artistic works, audio or audio-visual materials or computer software to generate a commercial return, and
  • Invest in start-up companies in return for equity and/or royalties.

For more information contact:

Dr Craig Patch, Manager, Innovation and Commercialisation